Oprah Winfrey announced on today's show that 2011 will be the last year of the Oprah Winfrey Show. It will be the 25th year of the show, but Oprah has other endeavors on her mind like a new talk show on OWN: The Oprah Winfrey Network. I also assume that "O Magazine" will continue to produce more issues of Oprah on the cover.
It is a shock that she's somewhat retiring, but the talk show host is worth over $2 billion. I think she'll be fine and ratings have slipped seven percent from last year, so maybe it's time to close the curtains and give up-and-coming broadcasters a chance. No more Tom Cruise jumping on couches like a crazed madman, seeing her weight fluctuate month by month, watching her give a ton of badass freebies to audience members, or putting books on best seller's lists just by saying she likes it. Now maybe people will once again decide what they like based on what they like instead of what Oprah likes.
Good luck Oprah. Not that you need it. You have more money than you know what to do with and everything you touch turns to pure gold and dollar bills.